"Announcing the DMAX Blog"
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 15:36:40 -0700
Subject: [dmax_open] Announcing (New) Media Art Blog
Announcing the DMAX Blog
As an epicenter of the digital revolution, the San Francisco Bay Area
is a buzzing hive of constant activity and energy around digital
culture and art made possible by technological innovation. A critical
feedback forum contributes to a thriving, evolving and intellectually
playful cultural community. For this reason, the Berkeley Art Museum/
Pacific Film Archive's Digital Media Art Access and Exhibitions
program (DMAX) and the UC Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) are
hosting such a critical forum - in the form of the new DMAX blog - to
sustain our community of thinkers.
This blog has a loose and flexible focus on: Bay Area regional /
digital / art and culture. The regional focus supports a geo-physical
community of familiar faces. The broad digital culture focus reflects
the fact that this community spans many professional fields, creating
a need for a different kind of apparatus from the traditional academic
or art review.
Serving as a civic cultural forum for this broad and diverse community
is a natural role for a public museum and a public university. In this
spirit, this blog will not limit the public to behind-the-scenes
comments, but will be open to public participation at all levels (top-
level posts, comments, events) in addition to featuring bloggers drawn
from the DMAX and BCNM programs. The DMAX Blog provides our community
with a gathering place to let each other know what's going on, what
people think, and what's next. Welcome home!
(Film, Video and New Media department at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago; New Media Art Histories; Art Games + Independent Gaming Cultures; Open Source, Artware + early Video Art; Computer Witchcraft + Majikal Media Art)